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Big Picture Conservation on Dabob Bay: Shoreline Protected by Cooperative Conservation Deal

Dabob Bay is one of the least developed and biologically important saltmarsh estuaries remaining in Puget Sound, and a partnership that includes DNR, Northwest Watershed Institute, Jefferson Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy of Washington, and willing local landowners, continues to make progress on shoreline conservation here.

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Chimacum Creek Restoration

Chimacum Creek has been restored as a healthy thriving habitat for salmon and other wildlife thanks to the long-term efforts of many dedicated individuals and groups.

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Generous Community Member Allows Land Trust to Preserve Gateway Corridor

The scenic and wooded corridor on Highway 20 as you approach Port Townsend is one step closer to permanent preservation thanks to a generous contribution to Jefferson Land Trust.

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Karyn Williams Buys Red Dog Farm

Local organic farmer Karyn Williams has just purchased her farmland four years after she began cultivating it, as the second step in an innovative financing arrangement she had with the Jefferson Land Trust. Four years ago Karyn took possession of 23 acres, named it Red Dog Farm, and began working it.

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Quilcene Bay

Heron House LLC Donates 50-Acre Conservation Easement on the Quilcene River

Quilcene Bay in the 1880s was an estuary rich in vegetation and wildlife. Mountain snowfields melted into streams and rivers that flowed through ancient forests to the bay and ocean.

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Land Trust Executive Director Sarah Spaeth Wins Environmental Leadership Award

Jefferson Land Trust is happy to announce that Executive Director Sarah Spaeth is the recipient of the prestigious 2010 Eleanor Stopps Environmental Leadership Award.

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Jefferson Land Trust’s Hundred-Year Vision

Jefferson Land Trust celebrates a milestone achievement this month: After five years of work, the Land Trust’s Conservation Plan, a long-range, hundred-year vision of conservation in Jefferson County, is finally completed.

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Heidi at old, large tree in Bulis Preserve.

Jefferson Land Trust, NNRG and Shorebank Enterprise Cascadia Carbon Sale

While political and business leaders discuss and negotiate a regulated market for buying and selling carbon credits and offsets, Jefferson Land Trust has put theory into practice by selling the carbon stored in a working forest to a local business in a voluntary business transaction.

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Spring plowing at FinnRiver Farm.

Farmland Preservation Grant Awarded for FinnRiver Farm

Jefferson Land Trust has spearheaded a successful effort to apply for a $203,500 Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program Farmland Preservation grant awarded to project lead Jefferson County. This grant will help buy a conservation easement on FinnRiver Farm in Chimacum. FinnRiver, a 33-acre organic farm, is regionally known for its berries and vegetables. Farm owners […]

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Glendale Farm, Chimacum

Chimacum’s Glendale Farm Permanently Protected!

As of May 26, 2009, a conservation easement held by Jefferson County and Jefferson Land Trust permanently protects Glendale Farm in Chimacum. At 180 acres Glendale Farm in Chimacum, in operation since 1857, is one of the largest single agricultural properties remaining in Jefferson County. The farm includes prime agricultural soils, over half a mile […]

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